Autism Population

As Behavior Analysts, we embrace everyone’s potential! Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts use Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to craft effective treatment plans for children and adults with autism. Ask us today about the immediate openings we have at our Brighton clinic, conveniently located off US-23 and I-96.

Individualized Treatments

Our experienced BCBAs are able to individualize programming using DTT, NET, Verbal Behavior Therapy and any combination of these approaches to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Common assessments used include VB-MAPP, ABLS-R, AFLS, and PEAK.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Using our team treatment approach, we develop customized treatments for language skills, social skills and school-readiness. Our treatments addressing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are guided by the evidence-based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Licensed BCBA’s

Our highly skilled, highly dedicated licensed BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) and RBTs
(Registered Behavior Technicians) support your family while working on goals to make a meaningful change.

Celebrating 29 years in Michigan

A locally owned practice, we are proud to celebrate 29 years of service to Michigan clients and families. Expertise and ethical practice guide each of our interactions with you and your family.


Recognizing Autism

The CDC reports 1 in 44 children to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Core deficits of autism, across individuals, are noticed primarily in the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Social Interactions
  • Repetitive Behavior

Although Autism is a spectrum disorder and strengths and challenges will vary across individuals in the areas specified, some common indicators that may be noticed include:

  • Communication: delay in language, or loss of language skills
  • Social Interactions: inconsistent eye contact when interacting with others; lack of interest in activities others are engaging in; non-responding when name is called or to greetings from others
  • Repetitive behavior: occurrence of persistent, repetitive behavior that appears to serve no purpose in the environment such as hand flapping, body rocking, spinning. Other behaviors that may be noticed include lining up of object, and repetitively pressing buttons on toys that produce an auditory sound.

AAEC Info:

  • Michigan Mandate states that, prior to services, child must be given an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis by a medical professional and that diagnosis must be confirmed by an AAEC evaluation. Without those to steps insurance will not authorize treatment.
  • AAEC Evaluation consists of a 3 pronged evaluation by a psychologist, a speech pathologist, and a pediatrician to get confirmation consensus that the Autism diagnosis is accurate.
  • Some AAECs have long wait lists so it is good to get in touch with several to put your name on the list ASAP. May have to travel to a location that’s farther from home to get shorter wait time.
  • There are several AAECs located around the state of Michigan.

For information regarding the Blue Cross Blue Shield AAEC, click here.

The indicators listed above do not constitute an inclusive list.

If you have concerns regarding the possibility of an autism diagnosis for your child please speak to your pediatrician and/or seek an evaluation from an approved evaluation center:

Beaumont Children’s Hospital Center for Human Development (248) 691-4744

University Pediatricians Autism Center (248) 305-6172

Central Autism Assessment & Treatment Center at CMU (989) 774-3904

Covenant Center for Autism (989) 671-5757

Henry Ford Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (313) 916-4665

Michigan State University – Department of Psychiatry (517) 353-3070

UP Health System Marquette – Specialty Clinic (906) 225-4778

Oakwood Center for Exceptional Families (313) 996-1960

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services (616) 258-7500

Spectrum Health Medical Group (616) 267-2830

University Center for the Child and Family, U of M (734) 764-9466

University of Michigan Health System (734) 764-9466

Wardcliff Autism Evaluation Center (517) 664-2556

Western Evaulation Center for Autsim and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (269) 387-7011

CONTACT US800-787-5118

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